Black History Month Film Series: “Skin”
Hosted By: Black Psychological Student Association (BPSA)
The Black Psychological Student Association (BPSA) will host a series of film screenings, sponsored by MESA/Trotter, that center on Black history. The films will be a mix of documentaries and cinematic dramas to bring about discussions of justice, race, education, civil rights, and cultural practices relevant to people of African descent. The film screening is following by a moderated discussion. Light refreshments will be served.
About this week’s film “Skin”: Ten year-old Sandra is distinctly African looking. Her parents, Abraham and Sannie, are white Afrikaners, unaware of their black ancestry. They are shopkeepers in a remote area of the Eastern Transvaal and, despite Sandra’s mixed-race appearance, have lovingly brought her up as their ‘white’ little girl. Skin tells the story of a brown girl and her white biological parents.